Dallas—March 16, 2009—Metro Foam Recycling has awarded SoftLayerTM Technologies a certificate for having recycled more than 12,000 pounds of foam material in 2008. The material was recycled through a partnership between the two companies; Metro Foam recycles all of the foam packaging material from SoftLayer’s new server shipments, greatly reducing the amount of waste that would go into a landfill.“We are proud to have reached this milestone in our efforts to reduce our impact on the environment. We believe it’s our responsibility as global corporate citizens to do all we can,” said Roy Rushe, SoftLayer Facilities Manager. “We will continue to actively seek partnerships and innovative ways to reduce our environmental footprint.”SoftLayer maintains a number of practices and programs for optimizing its environmental efficiency. In addition to the partnership with Metro Foam, SoftLayer collaborated with Supermicro, the company’s exclusive server provider, to create a reduced server packaging material program. The program minimizes the amount of packaging used for shipping servers to SoftLayer’s data centers nationwide and eliminates the production of unnecessary components and user guides.EPA figures suggest that electronics production and disposal amounts to approximately 2% of municipal solid waste. Improving the recyclability of all materials related to IT is critical to reducing the environmental impact of data centers.
Headquartered in Dallas, SoftLayer is the innovation leader in Cloud, Dedicated, and Managed Hosting, and the largest private hosting company in the world. SoftLayer provides cloud, dedicated, and seamlessly integrated computing environments, with world-class data centers in Dallas, Houston, San Jose, Seattle, and Washington D.C., and network Points of Presence nationwide. The company integrates and automates all elements of its platform, empowering enterprises of any size with complete control, security, scalability, and ease-of-management via a leading Customer Portal and Open API. For more information, please visit www.softlayer.com or call 866.398.7638.